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The B0.5IVe CoRoT target HD 49330 I. Photometric analysis from CoRoT data

TitreThe B0.5IVe CoRoT target HD 49330 I. Photometric analysis from CoRoT data
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuteursHuat, AL, Hubert, AM, Baudin, F, Floquet, M, Neiner, C, Fremat, Y, Gutierrez-Soto, J, Andrade, L, de Batz, B, Diago, PD, Emilio, M, Lara, FE, Fabregat, J, Janot-Pacheco, E, Leroy, B, Martayan, C, Semaan, T, Suso, J, Auvergne, M, Catala, C, Michel, E, Samadi, R
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number0004-6361
Numéro d'accèsWOS:000271052700012

Context. Be stars undergo outbursts producing a circumstellar disk from the ejected material. The beating of non-radial pulsations has been put forward as a possible mechanism of ejection. Aims. We analyze the pulsational behavior of the early B0.5IVe star HD 49330 observed during the first CoRoT long run towards the Galactical anticenter (LRA1). This Be star is located close to the lower edge of the beta Cephei instability strip in the HR diagram and showed a 0.03 mag outburst during the CoRoT observations. It is thus an ideal case for testing the aforementioned hypothesis. Methods. We analyze the CoRoT light curve of HD 49330 using Fourier methods and non-linear least square fitting. Results. In this star, we find pulsation modes typical of beta Cep stars (p modes) and SPB stars (g modes) with amplitude variations along the run directly correlated with the outburst. These results provide new clues about the origin of the Be phenomenon as well as strong constraints on the seismic modelling of Be stars.

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